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These Remedies Will Treat Your Anxiety — Naturally

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Dealing with anxiety is no joke. Whether you are struggling with eco-anxiety — that is, a growing sense of fear or anxiety around climate change and impending environmental disaster, according to Futurism — or regular old anxiety, chances are you’ve felt overwhelmed with symptoms that range from emotional to physical. If prescription medication is not your cup of tea, you’re in luck; there are several natural remedies that can alleviate anxiety. The trick is finding the natural anxiety treatment plan that is best for you. (And hey, no shame if you do prefer medication — do what works best for you!) 

People who deal with anxiety may experience behavioral symptoms like hypervigilance, irritability, or restlessness; anxiety could cause you to leave a situation you are in, avoid certain situations, or even have a panic attack when in certain situations. Anxiety can also cause cognitive symptoms like a lack of concentration, and racing, unwanted, or uncontrollable thoughts. As far as physical, anxiety could induce an onset of symptoms such as fatigue or sweating, insomnia, nausea, trembling, and even heart palpitations.

Keep reading to check out some of the natural ways you can treat your own anxiety. 

Aromatherapy

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Essential oils are a catch-all to nearly any kind of symptom, but they are particularly heralded amongst the mental health community as an effective treatment for anxiety. Most essential oils are made with little-to-no plastic packaging, as they generally come in glass containers. When buying essential oils, however, it is important to make sure the brand you buy uses 100 percent pure essential oil. Some (cheaper) companies make blends that aren’t all-natural and can therefore be combined with synthetics and other yucky chemicals you just don’t need.